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Please click here to view the latest School Closure Letter (17/04/2020)


School is beginning to open to pupils on phased basis as per the government guidance, school attendance is by invitation and prior arrangement only. To arrange for your child to come back to school please contact your key worker who has been contacting you through the Covid-19 closure.


Following the Government directive we aim to open our schools on the 8th June to some pupils. Parents and carers will be contacted to discuss the arrangements for this.  It is essential you are clear on the provision you may require; however our school will phase the return to full capacity  over a number of weeks.
Attached is a letter to ensure that returning to school will be part of the 'new normal'
Mike Pride
Executive Headteacher


Key Worker Information

In order to comply with the Government’s guidance with regard to shutting schools and providing places for key worker children, it is necessary for us to collect and manage data about these children and their parents/carers in a different way.


Our standard GDPR policy applies, and information found on our privacy notices relating to staff, parents and of course pupils will apply in all cases.


We will use the information that relates to key workers in order to ensure that those children who are entitled to a place at school whilst schools are officially closed are correctly processed, managed and safeguarded.


The Data Controller continues to take its obligations to data processing seriously and will ensure that appropriate safeguards and measures are in place.

Curriculum and Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers:

At Newton’s Walk we have developed Knowledge Organisers (KO) to help pupils further develop their knowledge and understanding of a topic. For each topic, there is a year 3/4 KO and a Year 5/6 KO.

KOs are displayed in classrooms and given to the pupils to take home.

The school topic cycle is in its second year (Year 2). Please see below for the link to the plans for 2019:

Autumn 1: Inventions and discoveries

Year 3/4

Year 5/6

Autumn 2: World War II

Year 3/4

Year 5/6

Newton’s Walk Topic cycle

Autumn1 (Year 1)

Autumn 2 (Year 1)

Spring 1 (Year 1)

Spring 2 (Year 1)

Summer 1 (Year 1)

Summer 2 (Year 1)



The Industrial Revolution

Wild Weather


Deadly plants

Literacy Genres:

Traditional tales (The pied piper of Hamlyn)

Persuasive texts (Persuade the mayor to pay the piper)

Literacy Genres:

Quest stories (Kang the Alien)

Instructional texts (What to do if you meet an alien)

Literacy Genres:

Historical settings (John Smedley)


(Florence Nightingale)

Literacy Genres:

Fables (The North Wind and the Sun)


Newspaper Reports (Reporting a weather event)

Literacy Genres:

Stories about change (Return of the Dinosaurs)

Non-chron reports

(Dinosaur Factsheet)

Literacy Genres:

Fairy Tales (Jack and the Beanstalk)

Balanced Argument (Should the council plant more trees in streets?)


Animals (2a, 2b, 4c)

Living things (2a, 2b, 2d, 5a, 5b)


Earth and Space- Whole topic (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d)

Classification (6b)


Forces and magnets - (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f)


Materials (4a, 4b,4c, 5c)

Seasonal changes - (1a, 1b)


Evolution and inheritance

(6a, 6b, 6c)

Rocks (3b)


Plants  (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d)

Living things and their habitats (5b)

Cross Curricular:

R.E (Karni Mata Hindu temple)

History  (The plague in Eyam - Opportunity for visit)

Cross Curricular:

Art - Lots of craft ideas on the MTP

Cross Curricular:

Residential trip to Lea Green.

Local History: Industrial revolution in Derwent Valley.

Maths: FN invented the Pie Chart

Cross Curricular:

Physical geography, including: climate zones the water cycle.

Climate change.

Maths: weather logging - line graphs

Cross Curricular:

Geography skills: locate countries

Music: I’m a palaeontologist.

History: Timelines / dinosaur extinction

Art: Clay models / ideas for pics on MTP

Cross Curricular:

Physical geography: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts.

Art: Paint some deadly plants (make believe)



Newton’s Walk Topic cycle

Autumn1 (Year 2)

Autumn 2 (Year 2)

Spring 1 (Year 2)

Spring 2 (Year 2)

Summer 1 (Year 2)

Summer 2 (Year 2)

Inventions and discoveries

World War II

This is Derbyshire

Roman Britain


Light and Sound

Literacy Genres:

Biography (Alexander Graham Bell)

Instructions (How to operate…)

Literacy Genres:

Fantasy stories (The Gas Mask)

Diary entries (excerpts from Anne Frank)

Literacy Genres:

Poetry (poems about the countryside)

Recount (Our time at Lea Green)

Literacy Genres:

Myths and Legends (Boudicca story)


Newspaper report (Boudicca Revolt)

Literacy Genres:

Real life stories

(Am I not a man and a brother?)

Non-chron report

(The Human Body)

Literacy Genres:

Fantasy stories (The boy who lost his shadow)

Fact sheets

(Light and sound)


Electricity (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 6a, 6b, 6c)


Animals including humans (2c, 3a)

Forces and magnets (5a, 5b, 5c)


Rocks and soils (3a, 3b, 3c)


Living things (4a, 4b, 4c, 6a)


Animals including humans (3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 6c)


Light (Y3 and Y5)

Sound (Y4)

Cross Curricular:

DT - Invent/make own machines / robots etc

Cross Curricular:

Art - Collage

Geography - Mapping and coordinates.

Poppy appeal


Cross Curricular:

Residential trip to Lea Green.

Human geography - settlement, trade, natural resources.

Cross Curricular:

History - The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

Maths: Roman Numerals

Cross Curricular:

History: Rosa Parks.

Cross Curricular:

DT - Build a working lighthouse



Recurring themes that will be covered each year (one day to one week topics)

Each mini topic consists of an assembly to introduce the idea and follow up work in class.


Autumn 2 (Year 2)

Spring 1 (Year 2)

Spring 2 (Year 2)

Summer 1 (Year 2)

Summer 2 (Year 2)

PHSE theme:

Anti-Bullying week

Road Safety week

Show racism the red card

Mental Health week

Internet Safety

British Values

R.E theme:

Hindu: Diwali

Christianity: The Christmas Story


Sikhism: Vaisakhi

Buddhism: Wesak


Islam: Eid al Fitr

Judaism: Pesach